Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kill My Free Time

Kitty Bear of "A World Without Surprises" returns in "Kill My Free Time," a comic burlesque about online conduct and branding. It's good to be back!

"Kill My Free Time," (c) 2011, Chrissy Spallone

I dunno guys, drawing comics is fun and all, but what a time suck! I was thinking maybe of making memes instead. They're so much more popular these days, and I can make one in like 5 minutes. I don't know, what do you guys think?

"Time to Grow Up... Pass the Maturity Juice!" meme on computer, (c) 2011, Chrissy Spallone

Thursday, September 8, 2011

How to Get More Hits on My Website

One thing people is always asking themselves these days are "How to Get More Hits on My Website" or "How to Get More Traffic to My Website." Well, this site is here to provide information for "How to Get More Hits on My Website."

First, search the Internet using the search terms "How to Get More Hits on Your Website" or "How to Get More Traffic to Your Website." Google and Ask are some useful tools you can use to search for information on the Internet and learn about "How to Get More Hits on My Website."

Next, build a Website. There are many tools on the Internet which can give you the information you need to get started in building your own Website. Try using a search engine to find some information and software you can use to build your site. You can also go to school to learn about web design and search engine optimization.

Here is another way to get lots of hits, and to "Increase traffic to my Etsy Store." Prease go to my Etsy store and buy "Mediocre Narcotica's Greatest Hits." Once you receive this astounding book, you will be sure to get lots of useful hits.

Oh, perhaps I am misunderstanding you, friend! Am I mistaking your intentions? Did you mean to increase traffic to YOUR site, and not to MY site, Bibliowhining? Please accept my dearest apologies. To discover the secret for getting more hits on YOUR website, please continue with your Google searching. I must seem like a real sleazebag, huh?

Psst, I'm just making fun of these stupid websites. I'm not really trying to spam you or promote my comic ad nauseum. The air is getting crisper and cooler, and soon my outdoor options will be limited, or at least less fun. More NEW, FREE comics will be coming soon. -Chrissy

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Sketchbook Project Progress Report

I’ve been participating in The Sketchbook Project lately. It’s a pretty neat concept – for a fee, you get a small, thin Moleskine cahier-style sketchbook that I can add other paper to if you wish, as long as the spine doesn’t get any thicker than 1 inch. When I’m finished with the sketchbook, I’ll mail it to the Brooklyn Art Library and some librarians will archive and digitize my book forever, placing it in a sketchbook collection available for the public to browse as they wish. In 2012, that year’s submissions will be exhibited around the country on a “tour.” Here’s what I have so far! Plenty of worthy stuff to draw right around my town.

Ocean City, NJ

I add these little color notes sometimes in case I want to ink the drawing later or turn it into a painting.

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Love Park (JFK Plaza), Philadelphia, PA

I soon discovered that the original sketchbook’s pages don’t take ink wash very well (you’ll see evidence of that shortly), so I traced this sketch to convert it into a proper ink drawing. I was planning to add the drawing back into the sketchbook, but I liked it so much it’s now hanging on my wall. Yeah, I get kind of attached to my work when I first draw it, then in a few years it’s so embarrassing to look at that I can’t bear to sell nor give it to anyone else. Great business sense, huh?

Central Park, NYC, NY

A college friend invited me to spend the afternoon with her sketching in NYC, where she lives. If you live in the Philly area and are interested in a fun little day trip, take the Chinatown bus to NYC, draw people in the parks and on the subways and eat dumplings for lunch in Chinatown. The complete trip, including transportation and food, cost less than 30 bucks.

Haddon Township, NJ

And now we’re back in my immediate area. For a change of pace, here are some vaguely creepy tonal drawings. Some say they contain hidden images!

Thanks for lookin’! If you’re interested in joining the Sketchbook Project, there’s still plenty of time to sign up! Registration ends in October.